Transcript for Brothers Injured, Separated At Boston Bombing Reunited
and one of the truly inspiring stories to emerge from the boston marathon many boings. Two brothers who each lost a leg, but refused to s spent looking back at what was. They were rushed to separate hospitals, didn't see each other for weeks, but we were there for a loving reunion and their story of courage and strength will endure. ♪ this isn't just any trip down the block. For paul norden, on the way to see his older brother j.P. It's like any other day of their lives, now forever changed and no matter lost limbs nor i.V. Poles nor even wheelchairs can rend their bond unbroken. J.P. And paul norden are the archetype of what it is to be brothers and so much more. Best friends, neighbors always and working together as roofers since high school used to seeing each other every single day, and SO ON APRIL 15th, TOGETHER THEY Went to watch an old friend finish the boston marathon. That's paul, smiling in this grainy photo at the finish line just moments before a bomb ended their lives as they knew them. Initially I didn't know what happened. I just remember a lot of pain and looking down and then my next thing was I was looking for him. I want to know what happened with my brother and my girlfriend. Could you see either? No. You couldn't? What did you think? Just -- that it just kept running through my mind what's going on with them, what's going on with them. I mean I knew I lost my leg but I didn't know if they were all right or not. In the chaos the brothers would be rushed to different hospitals. J.P. To brigham and women's. Paul to beth israel, not knowing whether the other had survived. A guy just kept wiping my face and just telling me that, you know, everything is going to be okay. Just said to myself, I don't want to -- I don't want to shut my eyes. I just felt if I shut my eyes and let myself go thatt was it. Reporter: Across town their mother liz was at home making the boys' favorite supper when she got a phone call which she told me about the morning after the bombing. My son called me at 3:00 on my cell phone. They were hurt really bad. Reporter: Nearly a month later those emotions remain raw. I see what they're going through. It's just heartbreaking. Reporter: But this day, this because as boston is recovering, so too are they. Go on in here, right? That first time when you guys got to see each other -- I bawled. When I saw him, I just let it all out. It was amazing. I didn't see him for 14 days. I see him every day of my life, six times a day. For you the same? Oh, yeah, he's my best friend. Do you see how good a mom you are here? I have good kids. Reporter: Brothers who refused to be victims living examples of their city's new mantra, "boston strong" and teaching us all what that means. In the quiet moments, maybe when everybody is finally gone for the day, what do you think about now? Just if -- I don't get better, I let them win. And I don't even want to acknowledge them. And look at that picture again just a few feet away, that white baseball cap. I just think they're cowards. That's -- I mean, I don't know. I don't know anyone that would just do that to people. I really don't. I know there's bad people in the world, but I also know that there's a lot of good people in the world. And two men who are not cowards and who are very good people. Those two brothers and I tell you, the best thing about this job is when you don't know what to expect and their resilience and courage and strength that day was remarkable. A family friend set up a benefit fund to help the nordens' recovery. Please go to our website goodmorningamerica.Com on yahoo! For more information.
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